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· January, 2011

Stories about Religion from January, 2011

Qatar: Qaradawi to Mubarak: “You are blind, deaf and dumb”

Banished Egyptian cleric Yusuf Al Qaradawi described Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as “blind, deaf and dumb,” lending his influential backing to protesters calling for a change in the regime for...

Uganda: Homosexuality not a European concept

Lebanon: ‘Day of Rage’ Shocks Bloggers

Thousands of supporters of disposed Sunni Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri took to the streets in a 'day of rage' on Tuesday to protest the fall of their leader. The...

Mexico: Indigenous Rights Advocate, Bishop Samuel Ruiz, Dies

On January 24th, Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia passed away at the age of 86. He was known for his work as an advocate of the rights of the indigenous Mayan...

Nepal: Panel Discussion On Case Discrimination

Pakistan: Wake Up Before Its Too Late

Mexico: The Passing of Indigenous Rights Supporter Bishop Samuel Ruiz

Pakistan: The Veenagate Controversy

Veena Malik, an aspiring Pakistani celebrity, was accused by religious hardliners of immoral behavior as she took part in the Indian reality show Big Boss. Reactions on this controversy show...

Malaysia: Hindu Festival Celebrated Amid Protest

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, a public holiday in Malaysia, was celebrated as devotees thronged the famous Batu Caves to fulfil their vows. This year's event became controversial after activists...

Armenia: Not so spiritual remedies abroad

Venezuela: The Feast of the Divine Shepherdess

The feast of the Divine Shepherdess is celebrated every January 14 in Venezuela. Bloggers recalled and shared the origins and history of this Catholic tradition, while on Twitter and Facebook...

Maldives: No Plan To Combat Terrorism

China: Falun Gong Tiananmen immolation incident ten years on

Education Policy For A Secular Bangladesh

Pakistan: Salmaan Taseer- We Buried A Man Not His Courage

The death of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer has brought to the forefront a clear distinction, on one hand are those who endorse the assassination and glorify the assassin and on...

Pakistan: Interior Minister Calls For Reporting Of Blasphemous Contents

Barbados, U.S.A.: The Republicans

Pakistan: A Public Discourse Is Required

Brazil: Does democracy respect its religious minorities?

Cuba: Decree 217/97

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